Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Goats Do Roam 2008 and 2010 Red Wine

Goats Do Roam 2008 (86 points) and 2010 (85 points) Red Wine, $6.99-$9.99. I saw the 2008 just a hint more brick red than the 2010, but a very subtle difference, with both having an overall bright ruby red and a clear rim.
The 2010 was a more toasty red raspberry with a hint of red cherry on the nose, while the 2008 was more an earthy red raspberry.
Medium toward medium-plus body carried good acidity with mild tannin.
Flavors were spicy red fruit and plum which continued deep into the peppery finish with some heat (14% alcohol) and tart pomegranate.
Both vintages had varied and complex blends of a total of six varietals between them, with Syrah making up the bulk of these wines.
These are fairly good red wines, and for the price I have no complaints, but the back label is a typical salesmen's brag which in no way makes these comparable to a Justin Vineyards Isosceles Red or, except for maybe two, Bordeaux or Châteauneuf-du-Pape red wines I've tasted (Goats Do Roam is really Red Rhone styled), but  once again consider the price.


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